Green Sandpiper

Tringa ochropus

Green Sandpiper

Green Sandpiper

Quick Facts

Classification

Scientific name:

Tringa ochropus

Family:

Sandpipers, snipes and phalaropes

Conservation status:

Amber

Measurements

Length:

22cm

Wingspan:

59cm

Weight:

75g

About the Green Sandpiper

The green sandpiper has a distinctive colouring. They have dark upperparts with a white rump and pale underparts.

Whilst standing, this wading bird has a tendency to bob up and down. They are rather nervous and will fly off when disturbed - in a zig-zag fashion.

When in flight, the green sandpiper looks similar to a large house martin.

What does a Green Sandpiper eat?

Their diets mainly consist of insects.

Learn more about the Green Sandpiper

Other birds in the Sandpipers, snipes and phalaropes family

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